The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- International business 2013 - Financial management
- International business 2014 - Financial management
- International business 2015 - Financial management
- International business 2016 - Financial management
- International business 2017 - Financial management
- International business 2018 - Financial management
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is to teach the student detailed knowledge of the contents and structure of financial statements as well as understanding how to analyze and draw conclusions based on these. Understanding the role of tax issues in this respect is also a central aim of the course.
At the end of the course the student is familiar with the contents of financial statements including tax questions, and is also able to read and discuss these in a professional context.
The main financial statements are covered in detail: Income Statement Balance Sheet Cash Flow analysis Tax issues are covered in a Finnish and International perspective Official statements of listed companies are analyzed in detail.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Introduction to Financial Management or equivalent
The first lecture is mandatory for all those wishing to be on this course. The attendance will be checked during the first lecture and all those who are absent will be taken out from the course.
Recommended or required reading
The course literature is not limited to the literature listed below. The student can freely use alternative literature with similar contents. Financial & Managerial Accounting Horngren, Harrison, Oliver 1190p Pearson, Latest edition Comprehensive Guide on How to Read a Financial Report : Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers Tracy, John A. Tracy, Tage, 350p John Wiley & Sons, 2014 Available in ebrary Additional reading announced later
- Lectures - 16 hours
- Individual studies - 119 hours
- Total workload of the course: 135 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
Examination through 3 individual assignments submitted to itslearning and a guest lecture. Assignment 1 - 30 p Assignment 2 - 30 p Assignment 3 - 30 p Guest lecture 16.10.2018 - 10 p No submission, late submission, email-submission, copy-paste = 0 Grading 90-100 points -> 5 80-89 points -> 4 70-79 points -> 3 60-69 points -> 2 50-59 points -> 1 Below 50 -> fail Plagiarism or cheating severely punished -> kicked out from course Grades cannot be improved on, given grade stays.
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
Date will be announced later - Reports and productions